External DAS required

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  1. geoffpalmeruk macrumors regular

    geoffpalmeruk

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm on the hunt for an external DAS enclosure to house my 2x 3.5 inch 2TB HDDs. I will be connecting this to my G4 Mac Mini running OSX leopard Server.

    Ideally i would like a dual enclosure but could run 2 single enclosures. Again FW400 would be nice (so i can daisychain them) but will be happy with USB 2.0 as it'll be cheaper.

    I don't want to spend lots of money (ideally under £50) however may be encouraged up to say £80 for the right device.

    My mac mini is being used for media storage and to stream to my apple TV3.

    I also connect via screen sharing and file sharing to backup things like my itunes library and aperture library from my MBP.

    I have all the software i need and will be using the drives as JBOD so no RAID support is required.

    Any recommendations?
     
  2. costabunny macrumors 68020

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  3. geoffpalmeruk thread starter macrumors regular

    geoffpalmeruk

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    Interesting you have used CIT, I bought that exact one and it seems to run fine for about 2 days then no power lights / no power, Fuse checked, leads and socket checked, no change, Left it unplugged for a week, was about to return it so checked one last time and it worked again fine for about 2 days. I will add this enclosure will be running 24/7. have you had any similar issues?
     
  4. costabunny macrumors 68020

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    I have two (single drive units) and one is a 24/7 Time Machine (with a 3TB Seagate 7200 in) and have yet to see a fault with it (about 3months op so far).

    The other is an as and when drive and gets moved about a lot. So far, again no issues to report. I guess with any mass produced and cheap device there is a higher likely hood of DOA.
     
  5. geoffpalmeruk thread starter macrumors regular

    geoffpalmeruk

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    Thanks for the reply. I will have a look and may well considder the CiT and give it another chance as it did run nicely :)
     

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